Dimapur District Cooperative Milk producers’ Union Ltd. Dimapur in its effort to renew the long relationship with armed forces has opened a Dimul Dairy corner at Umed Vihar, headquarters 3 corps, Rangapahar.
In a simple ceremony here on Sunday the chief guest, Anita Loomba, president, Spear Army Wife Welfare Association (AWWA), inaugurated the milk stall.
While interacting with the staff, the chief guest appreciated the good quality of Dimul products and suggested for production of flavored curd and unsweetened lassi for certain category of customers.
Speaking at the inaugural function, Dr. T. Zeliang, chairman of Dimul said in retrospect to 44 years, the transformation and development at Rangapahar area equipped with modern amenities was once a tiger infested area. He also expressed gratitude to GOC, HQ 3 Corps, Rangapahar for facilitating the Milk union to sell the products at the cantonment which would be beneficial for both the parties. Calling upon the corps present on the occasion to make Dimul milk as part of their daily diet, he expressed the intake of Dimul milk products could make one stronger and confront any situation with a sound mind.
Earlier, Ng. Moses, chief executive officer Dimul, in his welcome address briefed the outline activities of Dimapur District Cooperative Milk producers’ Union Ltd, Dimapur Central Dairy. He explained that Dimapur district milk union was being functioned under ‘Anand pattern’ of dairy cooperative society, with similar functioning to Amul cooperative in Gujarat, Saras of Rajasthan etc. He also mentioned that 46 DCS and 6WDCS were affiliated to the union and about 5000 lpd have been procured from these societies, marketing about 5000 lpd TM, 300 lpd pasteurized lassi, 500 lpd sweet curd and about 500 lpd ice-creams.
The union in its State of art dairy has an installed capacity of 1500 lpd, equipped with pasteurization, clarification and homogenization and presently supplying in Dimapur, Kohima, Wokha and neigbouring state of Assam at Golaghat, Titabar, Jorhat, Teok, Sivasagar, Sonari, and Nazia in Upper Assam. The union also supplies its milk products at Railway Stations in Dimapur, Lumding, Hojai and Mariani with plans of supplying the products to Indian railways through the active involvement of NCDFI and IRCTC.
Since its inception the union had supplied milk fresh to the army and paramilitary stationed at Zakhama, Chakhabama, ARTC 3rd mile, Sukhovi and Diphu.
S.P. Sekho, National Field Representative, Gideon International in India prayed for the programme and distributed Holy Bible in English and Hindi to the officers and jawans. Traditional group dance and ‘chicken dance’ were performed by Chakhesang Zeve Cultural Club, Naga United Village much to the delight of the gathering.
With the inauguration of milk parlor, the union would make available toned milk, lassi, curd and six varieties of ice cream besides five types of ice candy on regular basis.